This is what happens when you set fire to a photo you've soaked in oil ....

 

I have long held a fascination for broken down, analog imagery and faded Polaroid photographs from my childhood. In fact, I have spent hours watching Bill Morrison's Decasia. These are gorgeous films of decaying and burned vintage nitrate negative film set to other worldly musical scores. So when I ran across Peter Hoffman's "Fox River Derivatives", featured a while back in the Huffington Post I was intrigued.

Have you ever considered what would happen if you soaked a photograph in petrol and lit a match? Peter Hoffman, a Chicago based photographer, ends the mystery once and for all with his series "Fox River Derivatives." And we must say, though we do not recommend recreating the process at home, the results truly are striking ..... continue reading.